Modern Rustic Vacation Home With Spectacular Views
This spacious home has all the lakeside luxury you would ever want from a vacation home. Created by Phinney Design Group, the home is done in an updated version of the arts and crafts style, also strongly informed by the landscape and surrounding lake and forests. The natural terrain was full of inspiration for the design team, which drew their ideas from the colors and features of the grey tree bark, deep azure of the lake and frosty coating of snow and ice that the area gets in the winter.
Clad in wooden shingles on the exterior, the design features grey stained windows that call to mind natural bark and driftwood, adding a lighter, ethereal quality to the house. This is one of the aspects that was updated for a fresher take on the typical darker woodwork found in historic arts and crafts interiors. In contrast to the usual darker woods found in traditional arts and crafts homes, custom designed and locally fabricated white oak millwork was used throughout the home, including for this marvelous barrel-vaulted foyer, along with the three staircases, built-in bookcases, bar and kitchen cabinetry.
The living areas are unified in a contemporary, open floor plan that extensively uses careful changes in levels to create distinct living zones within the space. Naturally, the walls are mostly windows, opening up to the magnificent view of the lake. It was designed with modifiable windows and partitions so that many rooms of the home can offer up the view lake view.
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